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Andrew Clark elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Andrew Clark

Andrew G. Clark, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Population Genetics and a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is among 84 new members of the academy announced May 1. The academy recognizes scientists' "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research."

Clark's research focuses on the genetic basis of adaptive variation in natural populations, with emphasis on quantitative modeling of phenotypes as networks of interacting genes.

He is a member of the graduate fields of genetics and development and ecology and evolutionary biology. Clark teaches courses in human genetics, genomics and advanced population genetics. He is associate director for the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics.

In 1994, Clark was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on review panels for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Max Planck Society. He served as president of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution and is on the council of the Genetics Society of America.

Linda B. Glaser is staff writer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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